8 tips to create an eco-friendly home – Part 2
Doing your part to take care of the environment is becoming increasingly important. With global warming not going away anytime soon, making a few changes around your home to make it an eco-friendly home can help this growing problem in your own small way.
Last week we shared eight tips on how to create an eco-friendly home. Here are eight extra tips to help you make a difference in the world. If you’re looking for a home that’s already eco-friendly, head on over to GotProperty right now.
1. Grow plants on your walls to create an eco-friendly home
Grow plants on your walls as well as on your roof for additional insulation. These plants will help in making an eco-friendly home by decreasing noise pollution while improving the air quality.
2. Smart and efficient landscaping
Landscaping can affect the amount of electricity you use in your home for lighting and heating. Plant trees in a position that shield your house from the sun during summer to help keep your home cool. Make sure that the trees allow light into your home in winter to keep your home warmer and brighter.
3. Use your appliances efficiently
Invest in energy efficient appliances to reduce your electricity bills and decrease the impact your household has on the environment. Whether you’re buying a washing machine or a fridge, it’s advisable to choose an eco-friendly model.
4. Open the curtains and let the sunlight in
Open your curtains and blinds to make the most of natural light in your home. Using natural light when possible can help to reduce your household’s electricity usage.
5. Check for water leaks
Water leaks can waste a large amount of water over time. Proper maintenance is important if you want to conserve water. Make sure that your home is free from any leaks to help conserve this precious resource.
6. Grow plants indoors
Improve the quality of air inside your home with houseplants. Plants absorb pollutants from the air and they produce oxygen. Rather than buying air purifiers, go green be adding more indoor plants to your home.
7. Use environmentally friendly cleaners and bug sprays
Cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that are far from eco-friendly. When you’re creating an eco-friendly home, you’ll need to buy natural cleaning products. From vinegar to bicarbonate of soda, there are plenty of natural products that get the job done without harming the environment. Citronella makes a great insect repellent.
8. Harvest rainwater
A rainwater collection system is an essential addition to any eco-friendly home. Set up a system to collect rainwater for cleaning and watering the garden. Water can be collected from the roof of your home and stored in a tank.
Now that you’re a little more eco-wise, turn your home into a place where you feel happy and safe while at the same time helping the environment in your own small way.
Read part one, 8 tips to create an eco-friendly home, right now for more ways to turn your home into an eco-friendly haven. In the market for a home that’s already eco-friendly? Visit GotPropery and have a look around. You might just find your perfect new home.